Sometimes all you need is a good slice of pizza at the end of the day. From casual to gourmet, the Burg offers a wealth of locations to indulge in. Collected here are 6 of our personal favorite spots for a slice/whole pie in the city. Let us know your favorite spot in a comment!
After more than a decade in St. Pete, BellaBrava continues to impress local diners. While their artisanal entrees are something to savor, we find ourselves returning to this space for the pizza. The restaurant’s brand new oven helped expedite the enjoyment of their Pizza Bianci — wood-fired heirloom tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella, roasted garlic and basil.
BellaBrava, 204 Beach Drive Northeast
The small spot in the EDGE District made a major splash upon arrival. Their wood-fired pizzas are simply glorious. Back in December, their Debbie’s Veggies Pizza floored us. The pie was made with apple cider glazed Brussel sprout slaw, caramelized onions, asiago and mozzarella cheese. A consistent customer favorite is the Saint Michael’s Supreme — San Marzano tomato sauce, Boar’s Head shredded mozzarella, fire roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, mushrooms, Boar’s Head pepperoni.
Pizza Box, 923 Central Avenue
If you’re in the mood for deep dish pizza, then Cappy’s is the spot to visit. The Grand Central District staple serves Chicago- and New York-style pies, along with a list of salads and calzones. Grab a seat on their lovely brick patio and enjoy a slice under the St. Pete stars.
Cappy’s Pizza, 2900 1st Avenue North
This family restaurant has brought good vibes and fresh bites to 4th Street since 1974. Their mozzarella sticks and zucchini fries are legendary and their pizzas are comfort food incarnate. They now even offer gluten-free pizza. If you’re enjoying a sit-down dinner, make sure to take advantage of their excellent salad bar.
Paisano’s, 6000 4th Street North
Noble Crust brought the culinary renaissance of downtown to 4th Street. Their brunch is a must-try, their cocktail menu — including the Kahwa-tini — is a revelation and their pizzas are perfection. The Margherita topped fresh prosciutto is the perfect treat on a cool afternoon.
Noble Crust, 8300 4th Street North
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include Old Northeast Pizza. When you’re famished a few slices from this gem will satiate you and then some. Their fresh from the oven pies answer the call of late night cravings and midday munchies. When you visit, we recommend you keep it simple with a slice of their pepperoni pie — it’s flawless.
Old Northeast Pizza, 718 2nd Street North
*Article by Andrew Harlan (email@example.com), writer/editor of I Love The Burg